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Little Arthur

Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Accession no: 1923.61
State: 3/4

Collection credit:  
Image credit:  
Provenance:Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919), Paris. M. Knoedler and Co., New York. Given by Charles A. Coffin (Honorary Degree, 1922) to Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 27 April 1923.  


Paper size:80 x 56 mm  
Plate mark size:78 x 56 trimmed within mm  
Paper trimmed to pmk?:no  
Colour of the paper:ivory  
Paper type (wove, laid, Japan etc):wove paper  
Note on the paper:laid down, and was thus it was not possible to examine fully  
Ink colour:black  
Additional work on the print, e.g. in pencil:no  
Print tone:no  
Note on foul biting:  
Print note:rather a thin impression  


Whistler's sign on plate:'JW'? (see Kennedy)  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the plate:no  
Inscriptions by others on the plate:'Imp. Delatre. Rue. St Jacques. 171.'  
Whistler's signature on paper:no  
Inscriptions by Whistler on the paper:no  
Tab signed/inscribed:no  
Note on the tab:  


Printer's signature (e.g. Goulding):no  
Notes on inscriptions:On a label removed from the backing in 1981: 'M. KNOEDLER & CO./ 556 Fifth Avenue, Bet. 45th & 46th Sts./ New York', with inscription in ink on label 'C 2848 57046 / K. 2473 / LITTLE ARTHUR / Original etching by Whistler / W.13 M.7 K.9 III state / From the Beurdeley Collection.'  
Collector's mark:'AB' oval stamp (A. Beurdeley, Lugt 421).  
Dealers' stock nos:'c. 6299', 'K .2473/C 2848'  
Misc inscriptions by others:'K9..3 ├ętat' at lower left, '35/7'  


Source of information:Whistler Etchings Project  

All inscriptions are in graphite pencil unless otherwise stated.